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Meet the Staff

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Jennifer T. Wood
Assistant Director | Parent and Family Relations |

After graduating as a first generation college student, Jennifer found her passion in college admission and higher education, where she could use her knowledge to serve diverse families to and through the college process. She is a passionate event planner, a master at jigsaw puzzles, and loves vacation time with her husband and son.

Tips for Visiting San Marcos
Eat local when you are in town! Enjoy Mediterranean food at Nostimo Café, or Italian Garden for the best margarita pizza in Central Texas.

Tip for Parents & Family Members
As your student transitions to and through college, ask them about their own expectations of college. Their needs might change while in college, and expectations might change as well. Finding a balance between your expectations and their expectations can help ease conflict or emotions on both sides. Open up a dialogue to best hear and support your student.

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Tamara Corbier
Coordinator | Parent and Family Relations |

Born and raised locally, Tamara is a proud Texas State alum. She feeds her love for event planning by coordinating events for the parents and families of Texas State students. In her spare time, you can find her hanging out with her family and friends or her weenie dog, Hank.

Tips for Visiting San Marcos
Take a walk around Texas State's beautiful campus! Go see the ducks and turtles that hang out by the Theatre Center. After taking in the nature, visit the Premium and Tanger Outlets to conveniently shop at hundreds of stores all in one stop.

Tip for Parents & Family Members
Come back to campus for Family Weekend! Spend the weekend on campus with your Bobcat enjoying activities planned for the whole family. The weekend will entail a welcome dinner, tailgating, a home football game, and many other activities.

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Noah Dawson
Graduate Assistant | Parent and Family Relations |

Noah is a graduate from Texas Tech University, and a proud husband and father of two. He believes that students are only as successful as their tools and support systems, and is eager to help parents and families equip their students for success with our university. Noah enjoys disc golf, cooking, spending time with friends and family (including his dog Ruby), and is a big fan of both hockey and football.

Tips for Visiting San Marcos
San Marcos has a lot to offer! Make sure to check out the glass-bottom boat tours of Spring Lake offered at the Meadows Center. Check out the square downtown to grab a bite to eat with friends or family with a nice view of our beautiful courthouse; there is no shortage of great local restaurants. Walk around campus and down to the square, you’ll be sure to find something of interest.

Tip for Parents & Family Members 

Make sure to familiarize yourself with the on-campus resources available to your student. You may be surprised at just how much the university has to offer outside of the classroom, ranging from counseling and Career Services all the way to the Attorney for Students. The more you know about these resources, the greater direction you can provide your student to ensure their success at Texas State. Also, try to encourage your students to fully immerse themselves in the college experience and engage in campus related activities.

Our Parent and Family Team

To ensure that we can support you and your student all over campus, Parent and Family Relations has team members from offices around Texas State. We collaborate together to put on Family Weekend and serve families year round. 

Name Department Title
Jen Beck Retention Management and Planning Director
Bridget Sarbu Career Services Customer Care Coordinator
Jacob Sloan Department of Housing and Residential Life Residence Director
Jennifer Wood Retention Management and Planning Assistant Director
Jill Trujillo Student Support Services Grant Specialist
Julie Velasquez Rural Talent Search Grant Specialist
Kendra Wesson Dean of Students Office Student Development Specialist II
Keri Axelrod Department of Housing and Residential Life Residence Director
Melissa Johnson Department of Housing and Residential Life Coordinator
Rosanne Proite Department of Housing and Residential Life Director
Sylvia Reyes LBJ Student Center Student Development Specialist II
Tamara Corbier Retention Management and Planning Student Development Specialist II
Trevon Walker Department of Campus Recreation Assistant Director